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The blog is a forum for sharing news, opinions and best practices related to maternal and infant health, early child development, healthy families and healthy communities in Delaware.

QT30: Alternative activities with arts and crafts

September 28, 2017

When it comes to quality time with your child, arts and crafts is a great way to switch it up! This will give you a chance to do something fun together. Physical activity is important for your kid’s health, but so is mental activity. Arts and crafts allows your child to take a visual and[…..]

HELP ME GROW: Oral Health Habits

September 25, 2017

Your teeth are an extension of your body. It is just as important to practice good oral health as it is to take care of the rest of your body. Taking good care of your teeth is necessary, especially if you have a child. Here a few useful oral health tips to help you both[…..]

HEALTH EQUITY: Access to healthcare and you

September 22, 2017

Health Equity is all about giving everyone an equal opportunity to be as healthy as possible. In a perfect world, we would have health equity. Unfortunately, various facets of inequality such as race or social class keep certain groups from achieving a healthy life. One factor that frequently prevents health equity is equal access to[…..]

HOME VISITING: What to expect at your first prenatal check up

September 20, 2017

If you’re an expecting mom there’s so much to think about and plan for. Somewhere at the top of your list should be scheduling a prenatal visit with your healthcare provider. These appointments are important to make and attend during your pregnancy. They help keep track of you and your baby’s health! The first visit[…..]

SAFE SLEEP: Room-sharing and bed-sharing. What’s the difference?

September 10, 2017

Babies love it when you hold them close. Parents feel most protective when baby is in their arms. When it’s naptime or bedtime most parents think about taking the baby into bed with them. This is known as bed-sharing. Parents are strongly encouraged, by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), to NOT share a bed[…..]